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Baja Mexicali

Three friends who met at Portsmouth University started Baja Mexicali in Whiteley and were encouraged by its success to open the Portsmouth branch, which serves a truly delicious combination of Californian and Mexican food such as burritos, tacos and quesadillas.



They offer small plates to share like Chicharrones, Muchos Nachos and Garlic Mulitas (corn tortillas grilled with garlic & mixed cheese). Situated at the base of the glossy black Catherine House, close to Portsmouth and Southsea train station, Californian restaurant and cocktail bar, Baja Mexicali is a great addition to Portsmouth’s city centre and is the sister restaurant to Southsea’s Maya Restaurant.



There’s a great variety of meat, fish, and vegan dishes, catering to people with special dietary needs. All the dishes are meticulously prepared and bursting with flavour. Most people find 3 or 4 dishes to be sufficient.

The cocktail selection is also Mexi-Cali inspired, featuring drinks such as Latin Passion, Mexpresso, and Mexican Mule –all delicious! Monday through Thursday, they offer 2 for £12.95 on selected cocktails.


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